Monday, 14 December 2015

#BlogItForward with Wayfair UK

Wayfair UK are giving £50 to Habitat for Humanity for every #BlogItForward blog post uploaded before December 31st 2015. The idea is to blog about all the good deeds you're doing this Christmas, so here goes...

I've been fairly good at donating this year, whether it's a collection bucket at the supermarket, or buying awareness badges and suchlike. I also have a monthly direct debit with Scope UK, the disability advice and support charity. I've bought raffle tickets and tinned goods for the food bank, and lots of toiletries for the Torfaen Labour Women's Forum Christmas donation drive for the local Women's Aid.

Stamps. Stamps everywhere!

When money has been tight - and it often has! - I've tried to do things which don't cost anything but can still make a difference. For example, we helped out at the local collection point for Torfaen Aid for Refugees, and salvaged all our used stamps to donate to the RNIB. I've shopped from and donated to charity shops, and sent off a big box of Marianna's newborn clothes to the Cardiff branch of the NCT for babies who don't have so many relatives to spoil them. For info on the more random things you can donate to raise money for charity, check out this post.

oxfam unwrapped pile of poo

I feel bad that I haven't volunteered much this year, so hopefully next year I will be better organised and find some time to do more. I have just registered to be a stem cell donor though, after reading a blog post about blood cancer. (You can check if you're eligible HERE.) I'm also planning to buy a rather unique Christmas present from Oxfam's unwrapped range. You can give the gift of safe water, a goat, life saving soap, or even a pile of poo to help people in disadvantaged communities. For more on what it's all about, check out this video.

For more information on how to get involved in this campaign, check out Wayfair UK's #BlogItForward page.


my petit canard
Oxfam Unwrapped Bloggers Badge


  1. Well done for taking the time to do so much. I really should donate more and try and volunteer, I think I'll make it a New Years Resolution for next year. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    1. Thank you :) The difficult thing is just finding the time really - there aren't enough hours in the day! x


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